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Major mag. 7.0 earthquake - Oaxaca, Mexico on Friday, 16 February 2018 - information

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - 13 km southwest of Llano Tigre, Santiago Amoltepec, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 23:39 GMT

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - 13 km southwest of Llano Tigre, Santiago Amoltepec, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 23:39 GMT Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - 13 km southwest of Llano Tigre, Santiago Amoltepec, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 23:39 GMT

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 30 seconds.

Earthquake details

Date & timeFeb 16, 2018 23:39:39 UTC
Local time at epicenter
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude16.57°N / 97.7°W (Santiago Ixtayutla, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Antipode16.57°S / 82.3°E
Shaking intensityStrong shaking
Felt124 reports
Primary data sourceGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Nearby towns and cities5 km (3 mi) W of Santiago Ixtayutla (pop: 1,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
30 km (18 mi) ENE of San Juan Colorado (pop: 5,560) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
35 km (22 mi) NNE of Santiago (pop: 10,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
35 km (22 mi) NE of San Andrés Huaxpaltepec (pop: 4,150) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
38 km (23 mi) SE of Zacatepec (pop: 4,850) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
46 km (28 mi) NE of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (pop: 29,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
77 km (48 mi) E of Ometepec (Guerrero) (pop: 24,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
78 km (48 mi) S of Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (Centro) (pop: 17,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
118 km (73 mi) WSW of Oaxaca (pop: 255,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
352 km (219 mi) SSE of Mexico (Ciudad de México) (pop: 12,294,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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7.010 kmOaxaca, MexicoGFZ
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Seismic station: Tegucigalpa, Honduras (TGUH/CU network) | Distance from quake: 1152 km / 716 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Tegucigalpa, Honduras: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.02-5.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (283)

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Austin (1520.2 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : The ground was shaking lightly  
Guadalajara Jalisco / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
México City / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Cuernavaca , Mor. / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Puertas y lámparas se movieron , algunos ruidos estructurales y toda la gente de los departamentos salio a la calle  
puebla pue / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Unidad niños héroes, Cuautitlán izcalli / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Mexico City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Delegación milpa alta ciudad de Mèxico / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Fue muy lejos de dónde vivo y no ay daños. Pero la magnitud fue mucha  
Riviera maya / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Xochimilco / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : La intensidad quedó en 7.2, fue mayor que el de septiembre, pero ahora fue oscilatorio, el de septiembre fue trepidante. En Oaxaca, si hubo daños en casas, aquí en la CDMX sólo el susto y sin luz por varias horas.  
Cdmx / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Movimiento de estructuras de 2 y 4 pisos intensamente  
Cuernavaca, morelos / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Ciudad de México / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Cuernavaca Morelos / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Sacudida fuerte y prolongada  
Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca (98.7 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. Die Gebäude haben stark geschwankt und die Leute rannten raus auf die Strasse. Grössere Sachschäden konnte ich aber nicht feststellen.  
Oacaca city centrr / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Morelos / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Coatzacoalcos Veracruz / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Si lo sentí fuerte INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE CANCEROL / Severe shaking (MMI VIII)
Mexico state calimaya san Andreas ocotlan Valle de / Weak shaking (MMI III) : My alarm started going off I went down stares and what happened is that I felt weak shaking and I ran outside scary...  
Tegucigalpa Honduras / Weak shaking (MMI III)
near Palenville, Greene, New York (3623.1 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Delegacion Cuajimalpa de Morelos, Mexico City (350.3 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Movimiento muy fuerte. Cables y postes de luz en movimiento continuo. Al poniente de la Ciudad de México.  
puerto plata dom rep / not felt
Axochiapan (242 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : estuvo un poco fuerte!! igual se sintio el segundo  
Santa Catarina Pinula, Guatemala (800.2 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Baytown, Harris, Texas (1490.6 km N of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
CDMX / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Florida / not felt : Pressure changed in my ears with earthquakes greater than 5  
Xochimilco, Mexico City (330.9 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
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